Our Specialist Breast Imaging Radiologists

At The Women’s Imaging Centre we have an experienced team of dedicated radiologists who have further sub-specialty training and expertise in Breast Imaging.

All our mammograms are double read in line with RANZCR best practice guidelines.  In the case of a significant abnormality we will endeavour to contact the referrer and arrange a biopsy as soon as possible.  Final reports will be issued after the second read and biopsy reports will be issued by the pathology company. Our Diagnostic Breast Imaging Service includes: Mammography, 3D Breast Tomosynthesis, Ultrasound, MRI Breast


Dr Gerry Bensoussan

MBBS | FRANZCR

Gerry Bensoussan graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of New South Wales in 1985 and trained in radiology at the Royal Brisbane Hospital (1992–1995) and the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle (1996).

Gerry worked as a Staff Radiologist at Mackay Medical Imaging before joining South Coast Radiology in 2000. He is a current Visiting Medical Officer with Queensland BreastScreen. His subspecialty interest areas include trauma and breast imaging, and interventional radiology.

In 1991 Gerry was awarded the Glaxo Prize for Excellence in Clinical Teaching.

In his spare time Gerry enjoys reading and spending time with his extended family.


Dr Julie Broadfoot

MBBS | FRANZCR | DDU

Julie Broadfoot graduated from the School of Medicine at Sydney University in 1983 and completed her radiology training in 1990. Julie was awarded a Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound by the Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine in 1988.

Julie moved to the Gold Coast and joined South Coast Radiology in 1994.

Julie has a particular interest in breast and women’s Imaging. In Julie worked at Edinburgh as a breast-imaging consultant. She is currently a visiting medical officer at Queensland Breast Screen.

Julie lives at the far north coast of NSW, along with her family, and enjoys involvement in the dynamic Tweed Coast communities.


Dr Nick Hall

MBBS | FRANZCR

Nick Hall graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Queensland in 1986 and then trained in radiology at the Greenslopes Repatriation Hospital (1992–1994) and the Princess Alexandra Hospital (1995), both in Brisbane.

He continued his training as the Senior Radiology Registrar at the Queens Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital (1996–1997), where he gained valuable training in breast imaging and MRI.

Nick joined South Coast Radiology in 1997 and became a partner 2000. He has held Visiting Medical Officer positions at the Gold Coast and Tweed District Hospitals and is a current Visiting Medical Officer with Queensland BreastScreen.

His subspecialty interest areas include breast imaging and MRI.


Dr Philippa Shine

B. Sc | MB, ChB | FRANZCR

Philippa Shine graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Otago, Dunedin, in 1987 and completed her training in radiology at Auckland Hospital in 1996. She worked as a consultant paediatric radiologist at Starship Children’s Hospital, Auckland (1996–2005), while also working as a general radiologist at Mercy Radiology, Auckland.

Philippa and her family moved to Australia in early 2005, to work with Queensland X-ray Services, before joining South Coast Radiology in early 2006. Her subspecialty interest areas include paediatric and women’s imaging.

In her spare time, Philippa spends busy weekends with her family enjoying a typical Southeast Queensland lifestyle. Her sporting interests include tennis and boating.


Dr Jacqueline Doherty

BAppSc(MRT) | MBBS | FRANZCR

Jacqui Doherty graduated from University of Queensland Medical School in 2007, and subsequently worked at the Gold Coast and Mount Isa Hospitals. She trained in Radiology at the Gold Coast Hospital, Robina and Gold Coast University Hospital, and completed a mini-fellowship at The Women’s Imaging Centre in breast imaging prior to starting with South Coast Radiology as a consultant.

Jacqui has a keen interest in all aspects of radiology, particularly women’s imaging and general interventional techniques.  She is passionate about helping to make the patient’s experience as comfortable as possible.

Married with three young children, she enjoys time at the beach and boating activities, alongside cooking and travel.


Dr Rasha Al-Zuhairyz

MBBS | FRCR (UK) | FRANZCR | MSc. MEDICAL ULTRASOUND

Rasha Al-Zuhairy maintains membership of The Royal Australian & NZ College of Radiologist, Royal College of Radiologist- UK, British Medical Ultrasound Society- UK, the Australian Society of Ultrasound.

Rasha graduated with an MBBS degree from school of medicine in 1997.  She was awarded a Masters degree in ultrasound training at Imperial College-University of London ,Hammersmith Hospital, London in 2004, and completed her radiology training in 2007 FRCR (UK).

Rasha moved to the Gold Coast in 2008, and later she  joined Department of  Radiology -Gold Coast University Hospital as a fellow where she enrolled in the training program of the Royal Australian and NZ  College of Radiologists , she completed her FRANZCR in 2011.

She has held a consultant Radiologist  positions with the Gold Coast and Tweed District Hospitals.  Subsequently she has been working as full time consultant radiologist at the Department of  Radiology -Gold Coast University Hospital.

Rasha joined South Coast Radiology as part time consultant radiologist with special interest in Breast Imaging, in 2014.

Her subspecialty interest areas include Breast Imaging , she also has accreditation as a visiting medical officer with QLD Breast Screen.


Dr Sanna Kirmani